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Forensic Science - BS

Forensic Science - BS

Take a lead role in crime scene investigation or laboratory analysis.

WHY STUDY FORENSIC SCIENCE?

Forensic science technicians play an important role in the criminal justice system by analyzing physical evidence and providing scientifically based information.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You’ll complete coursework in criminal justice and learn how police agencies and the courts operate. In your biology, chemistry and mathematics courses, you’ll discover the science behind forensic investigation. You’ll choose a concentration in either biology or chemistry, which will give you the in-depth knowledge you’ll need. You’ll also get your hands dirty in the lab and in the Crime Scene Investigation House to analyze drugs, hair and fiber, DNA or conduct other analyses for your senior capstone project.

Student looking at fingerprints

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN FORENSIC SCIENCE?

You’ll be prepared to work as a forensic scientist in industry and government labs as well as forensic science labs.

Job titles:

  • Arson investigator
  • Bloodstain pattern analyst
  • Computer forensics examiner
  • Crime lab technician
  • Crime scene investigator
  • DNA analyst
  • Forensic accountant
  • Intelligence officer/analyst
  • Serologist
  • Toxicology medical technician

Employers:

  • State/federal government
  • Police departments
  • Morgues
  • Crime labs
  • Coroners’ offices
  • Law offices
  • Pharmaceutical industries
  • Hospitals